Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to a one year deal

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 31: Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 31 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ronnie Brown has signed a one year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles to be a backup to LeSean McCoy.  Brown's greatest strength is his versatility, as a rusher, receiver, in pass protection, and as a weapon formerly in the Dolphins Wildcat offense.  He brings a skill set that is perfect for the Eagles offense.  He's also a bigger RB, listed at 6'0, 230.  He does come with some injury concerns though, as he has had two seasons cut short due to injuries, both in 2007 and 2009.  Brown's career stats:

Year Games Attempts Yards Avg TD Rec Yards TD
2010 16 200 734 3.7 5 33 242 0
2009 9 147 648 4.4 8 14 98 0
2008 16 214 916 4.3 10 33 254 0
2007 7 119 602 5.1 4 39 389 1
2006 13 241 1008 4.2 5 33 276 0
2005 15 207 907 4.4 4 32 232 1

Brown was the 2nd overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, and becomes the 5th former first rounder to be acquired by the Eagles during this free agency period after Jason Babin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Vince Young and Nnamdi Asomugha.

The rich get richer.  I seriously don't think I've ever even added this many players in Madden... with the salary cap turned off.  Are players just coming here because they want to play with Michael Vick?  Whatever the case, keep 'em coming, Howie.  Next.

[Update by JimmyK, 08/02/11 5:15 PM EDT ] - WOW, per Pro Football Talk, the Eagles get Ronnie Brown for only $1 million with a small package of incentives, per league source.  Just incredible.  I think at this point, guys are just saying "Screw it, I'm playing for Philly. Just pay me whatever."

Ronnie's highlight reel after the jump...


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